Jed Kim Environment Reporter
Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.
Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.
Stories by Jed Kim
Snowpack levels hover at a quarter of what's normal for this time of year. California typically relies on healthy snowfall for almost a third of its water.
In 2013, an unusually high number of sea lions stranded on California beaches. This year is on track to be worse.
Ship exhaust is the highest contributor to sulfur emissions in the region, outpacing industry and trucks.
Atmospheric rivers have only been intensively studied within the past 10-15 years. CalWater 2015 will double the number of readings taken of the phenomena.
When you hear methane, you might think of rural pastureland and cows. In the city, think pipeline leaks, landfills and vehicles.
The Mountains Restoration Trust, which manages the ambitious project, received an $800,000 grant from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in July to aid in the effort.
Warmer waters brought tropical prey fish, which brought false killer whales, Bryde's whales, humpback and sperm whales in record numbers.
California's first 11 months of the year were 4.1 degrees warmer than average and more than two degrees warmer than the same period last year.
Gillnets can trail behind boats for a mile. Left overnight, they're great at catching swordfish — but they catch a lot of other animals, too.
Solar flares, winds and coronal masses can interfere with Earth's communications and cause blackouts. Predicting space weather will help avoid problems.
Environmental groups are planning to file a lawsuit against Los Angeles County on Wednesday over its plans to remove sediment behind the Devil’s Gate Dam in Pasadena.
As a result of global warming, Californians can expect an increase in mid-winter rainfall in the future. However, warmer temperatures would also lessen the benefit of the precipitation.
It would have to cross yet another busy freeway — the 101 — before it ran into P-22, Griffith Park's resident puma. If it does, it could face a mate or a fight.
Ballona Wetlands is a 600-acre patch of land and salt marsh near Marina Del Rey. Much of the property is buried under dredged dirt, concrete and litter.
Griffith Park's famed mountain lion crossed two freeways to get to his current home. A photo on Twitter suggests another puma may have followed in his paw prints.